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Deputy cleared in crash with 14-year-old bicyclist

A Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy whostruck a 14-year-old boy riding a bicycle was cleared of any wrongdoing in the traffic crash, according to Sgt. April Stanley with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office professional standards division investigated the crash and determined Deputy Andrew Lentz did not violate any traffic laws or departmental policies in the incident, Stanley said.

Lentz was on duty driving a county vehicle at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday when the car crashed with the teen, who was riding a bicycle along Danford Road, Stanley said.

The teen was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for minor injuries and released, Stanley said. Lentz was treated and released from Dosher Memorial Hospital.